Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said today that a bronze, full-size statue of Rosa Parks will be installed in Washington, D.C. later this year. Parks will become the first African-American woman to have her own statue in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. [The New York Times has more details:](http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/rosa-parks-statue-to-be-added-to-the-capitol/?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-thecaucus) > Statuary Hall is ordinarily reserved for full-size statues from the states; each state sends two statues of its choosing to be put on display. The likeness of Ms. Parks was authorized by a special act of Congress in 2005; it represents the first commission by Congress for a full-size statue since the 1870s, according to the National Endowment for the Arts, which oversaw the design competition for the statue. >
Rosa Parks Statue to Be Added to the Capitol
Parks will become the first African-American woman to have her own statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.
By Jorge Rivas Jan 17, 2013